J.A. asks from Mapleton, MN on April 29, 2008
Has Anyone Hered of Fenugreek and How It Works
i was told that funugreek helps in creese breast milk dose it work? Is there anyother help you might have to increese my breaset milk i pump ever 2 hours just like lactation has told me but it is not working i dont wont to quiet breast pumping because this is my last baby and with the other kids i was not even able to make it this long my daughter is 3 mounths old and i waont to keep giving her the best. You may email me with help at ____@____.com with any help
So What Happened?™
thankyou all so very much i would like to tell all of you that i tried it and it worked i had a 2oz increese but i went to the doc and found out that i had shingles adn mestitas now that it is being treated doing well thanks again for all your help
N.G. answers from Bismarck on April 30, 2008
I have taken Fenugreek and it did work to increase my supply along with the pumping. I know that a low supply is very stress full. I found that the laleche league was very helpful. Good luck and I hope it works for you.
J.E. answers from Cedar Rapids on April 30, 2008
I tried fenugreek with my first but it didn't really do anything for me. I might not have been using right tho. However, what did work and worked very well for me was drinking lots of liquids, especially 2% milk. The more milk I drank the more often I had to pump and the more milk I expressed. Hope this helps!
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K.L. answers from St. Cloud on May 01, 2008
You can get Fenugreek from Coborns stores in the natural foods section. I have not been able to find it at GNC stores. Coborns has it for 11.99 for 180 capsules.
It worked well for me the first time i used it. I am exclusively pumping and have been for the last 4 months. My daughter is now 5 months old. I took it to keep up the extra supply that i had initially so i ended up freezing a lot of milk which is good because sometimes i need to dip into the stored milk to make sure i have enough to send to daycare. But as of now, no formula needed and I am almost halfway to my one year goal.
K.H. answers from Sheboygan on April 30, 2008
i was told by the lactation consultant to use fenugreek. so we went and bought it and used it for a little until they changed me to perscription. i never got any milk in using either fenugreek or the perscription. so we had to resort to formula. it's really not all that bad though - since we're such an active family, the formula made it pretty easy to go anywhere and feed the little man.
M.S. answers from Minneapolis on April 29, 2008
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YES! Fenugreek is wonderfuly safe.
I used it and knowmany other Mahmas that have used it and has worked nicely!
If for wahtever reason you cannot breast fed you can always buy milk form a 'milk bank' too.http://www.hmbana.org/index.php?mode=locations
L.B. answers from Minneapolis on April 30, 2008
I took Fenugreek and it really helped me! I had to totally re-lactate after my son was born because he was too little to suck properly. I took the Fenugreek and not only did it help me get my milk supply back and up, it made me smell like maple syrup -- which might have helped him suck better! :-)
S.D. answers from Minneapolis on April 30, 2008
I use fenugreek & have found it to make a difference. I can tell on days that I might forget to take it that my milk production has gone down. You have to get it at GNC or something like that & it's not cheap, but it does work. As does Mothers Milk Tea by Traditional Medicinals.
K.B. answers from Milwaukee on April 30, 2008
I have used Fenugreek numerous times throughout my year long (almost done) nursing experience. It really worked wonders for me. I have to pump excusively for many reasons, but tried pumping more frequently and for longer amounts of time. This worked a little bit for me, but then my doc suggested Fenugreek. It's made from the same thing as maple syrup. What I did is take it whenever my supply or my son's demand increased. I took up to six a day (two with every meal) until I was at my desired production. You can then stop taking it and continue nursing/pumping. Your production should remain the same. The only side effect that I had was a maple smell to me, my sweat, milk and urine. When I had to use it a lot (due to becoming ill) my baby also began to have a faint smell of it as well. Doctor said though that it's healthy for him to get Fenugreek - it's all natural.
A.B. answers from Omaha on April 30, 2008
J. - Fenugreek has been working great with me. I take 6 or 8 capsules a day. I saw an increase in my breast milk supply the very next day!
Also you could try Fennel and eating oatmeal.
N.B. answers from Milwaukee on April 30, 2008
I used Fenugreek while breastfeeding and I do believe it works. I breastfed my daughter for a year. I have heard that drinking a can of beer a day works also- something to do with the yeast in it I guess.